11 days in Northern Kentucky River Region, Bowling Green & Lexington Itinerary

11 days in Northern Kentucky River Region, Bowling Green & Lexington Itinerary

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11 days in Northern Kentucky River Region, Bowling Green & Lexington Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Covington
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Bowling Green
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Lexington
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
nights
Covington

Covington ©
Covington is a city in Kenton County, Kentucky, located at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers. Kids will appreciate attractions like Newport Aquarium and Perfect North Slopes. Ark Encounter and Ohio County Historical Society Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Covington to Vevay to see The Ridge Winery Tasting Room about 1h 05 min away. There's more to do: examine the collection at Creation Museum and sample the fine beverages at Boone County Distilling Company.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Covington trip itinerary maker website .

New York City to Covington is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. In March, daily temperatures in Covington can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Covington

Museums Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Perfect North Slopes, Ohio County Historical Society Museum, Newport Aquarium, Creation Museum, The Ridge Winery Tasting Room
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Ark Encounter ©
Ark Encounter
Creation Museum ©
Creation Museum
Newport Aquarium ©
Newport Aquarium

3
nights
Bowling Green

Bowling Green ©
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. National Corvette Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 30th (Sat), Head underground at Mammoth Cave National Park, then examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo and then contemplate the long history of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bowling Green trip planner .

You can drive from Covington to Bowling Green in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Covington to Bowling Green, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Covington in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bowling Green, with highs around 58°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Lexington.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Cave City, Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Mammoth Cave National Park
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Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Cave National Park
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum

3
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Unique Horse Farm Tours has been added to your itinerary. On your second day here, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., then explore the galleries of Kentucky Horse Park, and then do sightseeing your way with Unique Horse Farm Tours.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lexington itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Bowling Green to Lexington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April in Lexington, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 46°F at night. You will leave for home on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Casinos Nature
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Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Unique Horse Farm Tours ©
Unique Horse Farm Tours
Keeneland ©
Keeneland